Developing A Level Pedagogy

Who can take part?

Participants will be established teachers of A level Maths who are looking to deepen their pedagogical understanding. They must be teaching a current A level Maths group. 

This Work Group would be particularly useful for those who may have already completed other A level subject knowledge and pedagogy CPD.

What is involved?

This project explores and deepens participants’ pedagogic content knowledge, empowering teachers to enhance their classroom practice and to influence department-wide A level teaching. It is an engine for improving student understanding of A level Maths, and driving their subsequent success. Participants will design and trial classroom activities, sharing and reflecting on their experiences with others in the Work Group.

The project involves a direct working partnership between the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP).

What will you learn?

  • Your students will have a deeper conceptual understanding of the A level Maths content
  • You will understand the purpose of the Overarching Themes, including use of technology, and their impact on teaching and learning in A level Maths
  • You and your department will have a better understanding of how ideas behind teaching for mastery can be used in the classroom
  • You and your department will have a deeper understanding of content pedagogic knowledge for A level Maths

What is the cost?

The Developing A Level Pedagogy project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme and the AMSP so is free to participating schools/colleges.

Expectations of participants and their schools

Schools/colleges must be able to commit to the full academic year’s programme including classroom and school-based activity. Participants must also be supported by their school/college leadership to explore outcomes from the project with other colleagues in their department.

What Now? 

We will be running two Work Groups this year.  Group one a mixture of face to face and online and the second is online (excluding the launch) and open to schools across the South West: 

Group One will be focused on developing classroom practice at A Level.  (A mixture of face-to-face and online until March).

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday 22nd October

13:30-16:30

Face-to-face, Blandford School

Monday 18th November

15:30-17:00

Online

Monday 17th December 

13:30-16:30

Face-to-face, Blandford School

Thursday 22nd  January

15:30-17:00

Online

Thursday 11th February 

13:30-16.30

Face-to-face, Blandford School

Friday 25th March

13:30-16:30

Face-to-face, Blandford School

Group Two will be focused on the use of technology to develop conceptual understanding of statistics.  (Online – excluding the launch)

Date

Time

Location

Thursday 7th November

12:00-16:00

Exeter Maths School,      EX4 3PU

Friday 6th December

13:15-15:30

Online

Friday 17th January

13:15-15:30

Online

Friday 14th February

13:15-15:30

Online

Friday 21st March

13:15-15:30

Online

Friday 2nd May

13:15-15:30

Online